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Halberton Aqueduct
Grand Western Canal, Halberton, Devon, UK
Halberton Aqueduct
associated engineer
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
date  1848
era  Victorian  |  category  Aqueduct  |  reference  SS996122
ICE reference number  HEW 523
photo  PHEW
When the Willand to Tiverton branch of the Bristol & Exeter Railway was constructed, Brunel designed this aqueduct to carry the pre-existing Grand Western Canal over the rails near Halberton.
The iron trough of the aqueduct is supported by two brick arches and the entire structure is faced in brick. A timber fence formed the original parapet.
Extensive repairs were carried out in 1976, when the trough was lined with butyl rubber to stop the leaks that had damaged the brickwork. At the same time, the towpath was waterptoofed and the much of the brick facing replaced. Later, the brick parapet was added.
The Devon section of the canal is now a park and Brunel's railway branch line is no longer in use.
Iron trough: Kerslake of Exeter
reference sources   CEH South

Halberton Aqueduct